2014.07.24【英译中】育人不是养花

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发表于:2014-07-24 14:53 [只看楼主] [划词开启]

I recently heard a story from Stephen Glenn about a famous research scientist who had made several very important medical breakthroughs. He was being interviewed by a newspaper reporter who asked him why he thought he was able to be so much more creative than the average person. What set him so far apart from others?

最近史蒂芬格伦那里听来故事关于著名研究型科学家医学方面重要突破。他被一个报纸的记者采访时,被问到,认为自己怎样做到常人更有创造力什么如此与众不同?

He responded that, in his opinion, it all came from an experience with his mother that occurred when he was about two years old. He had been trying to remove a bottle of milk from the refrigerator when he lost his grip on the slippery bottle and it fell, spilling its contents all over the kitchen floor - a veritable sea of milk!

他回答,在他看来,创造力来源于在他大约两岁时在他和他妈妈之间的一个经历。当时努力冰箱拿出牛奶光滑瓶子手里滑落牛奶--使厨房名副其实牛奶海洋

When his mother came into the kitchen, instead of yelling at him, giving him a lecture or punishing him, she said, "Robert, what a great and wonderful mess you have made! I have rarely seen such a huge puddle of milk. Well, the damage has already been done. Would you like to get down and play in the milk for a few minutes before we clean it up?"

当他的妈妈走进厨房,并没有大声斥责他,教训他或惩罚他,她说,“罗伯特,你制造了一场多么既伟大又精彩的一场混乱!我从来没见过如此大的牛奶水潭。恩,已经造成了损坏。你想在我们清理干净它之前下去在牛奶中玩一会儿吗?”

 Indeed, he did. After a few minutes, his mother said, "You know, Robert, whenever you make a mess like this, eventually you have to clean it up and restore everything to its proper order. So, how would you like to do that? We could use a sponge, a towel or a mop. Which do you prefer?" He chose the sponge and together they cleaned up the spilled milk.

当然,他去玩了。过了一会儿,他妈妈说,“你知道,罗伯特,无论你什么时候制造了像这样的混乱,事实上你应该把它清理干净,然后把每样东西都放回原位。那么,你打算怎么收拾?我们可以用海绵,毛巾,拖把。哪样你比较喜欢?他选择了海绵然后他和妈妈一起清理干净了打翻的牛奶。

This renowned scientist then remarked that it was at that moment that he knew he didn't need to be afraid to make mistakes. Instead, he learned that mistakes were just opportunities for learning something new, which is, after all, what scientific experiments are all about. Even if the experiment "doesn't work," we usually learn something valuable from it.

那个著名的科学家说道就是在那个时候他知道他没必要害怕犯错误了。相反,他认识了错误就是学习新东西的机会。而这一点,正是科学实验的本质。即使实验没有成功,我们也可以从中学到有价值的东西

Wouldn't it be great if all parents would respond the way Robert's mother responded to him?
如果所有的父母都像罗伯特的母亲那样对待自己的孩子,那岂不是太好了?
 

 

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